[mythtv-users] best remote to buy for mythtv

Lane Schwartz dowobeha at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 17:53:23 UTC 2004

> > On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:05:19 -0500, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I am looking to by a new remote and I have a few questions.  Currently
> > > I am using 3 remotes to control my tv stuff.  One for the tv itself
> > > (turn it off/on etc, I also have a cable feed going to the analog port
> > > on my tv so i can watch some tv when the pvr350 is recording off my
> > > cable box), the grey Hauppauge remote for my pvr350 and the remote for
> > > my scientic atlantica cable box.  So are there any decent remote
> > > combos out there that will be an ir receiver (to capture the commands
> > > sent to control the pvr350), and an ir transmitter because I would
> > > have to transmit a signal from this receiver to the the receiver on my
> > > cable box so that my mythbox could control my cable box.  I have seen
> > > the posts that build a simple ir transmitter from a few parts from
> > > radio shack and am willing to do that if need be but i figured since
> > > we are around the holiday season if i could kill a couple birds with
> > > one stone I might as well get an all in one package and spend a little
> > > money for the convenience.
> > >
> > > Also one that that I noticed is when i am using the the hauppauge
> > > remote to scroll through the menu items in mythtv my tv is picking up
> > > the signal from the remote.  So every third time I press up (or down)
> > > on the remote (i am using the lirc file from Jarod's site) it changes
> > > the channel on the tv from my svideo channel to AV1 which I can say it
> > > EXTREMELY annoying. Since i am new to this lirc stuff is there any way
> > > to get around this other than putting a piece of electrical tape over
> > > the ir receiver on my tv lol.
> > >
> > > thanks

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 12:24:11 -0500, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK thanks for the responses so far.  I am trying to put all the pieces
> together in my head ...
> Niveus Media PC Remote Control w/USB Receiver - Retail
> Model# Niveus PC Remote
> Item # N82E16880100651>
> Ok so right now the received i have for my pvr350 is an rf receiver or
> an ir receiver?I appologize in advance that these are trivial
> questions..  I am gathering that it is an it receiver.  So if i bought
> this remote and rf receiver then that would eliminate the problem that
> I have with my tv changing channels (i think).
> Since it says that it can control your ir equipment does that mean the
> the remote also sends ir signals? or does it send rf to the rf
> receiver which translates it in ir and sends it to the corresponding
> piece of equipment?

> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 11:51:41 -0500, Christopher Flynn <flynnguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am using a homebrew serial IR with a Radio Shack Programmable
> > remote. This way I can set mythtv to accept whatever signal I want.
> > Plus I can program all the other functions and have just one remote
> > for all my tv stuff.

OK, here's how I understand it.

The receiver that comes with this remote is an RF receiver.

When communicating with the computer (via the RF receiver) the remote
uses RF. The remote is also a universal remote. Because of this it can
be configured to talk with your TV, VCR, or other IR device (including
your PVR-350's IR receiver). When communicating with IR appliances
such as the TV or VCR, the remote sends IR signals.

> How would i go about setting this up?  

I'm not sure on that part... :}


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